Dr. Nicole Bhalerao maintains a busy practice and has developed the reputation as being an exceptionally thorough and caring chiropractic physician.
Practicing since 2001, she is dedicated to accurately diagnosing and thoroughly managing a variety of neurological, muscular, and skeletal conditions in patients of all ages. Dr. Nicole believes that it is critical to integrate soft-tissue therapies in the restoration of function. In this light, she specializes in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), a diagnostic and therapeutic movement-based technique. Augmenting her approach to care, Dr. Nicole includes nutritional counseling.
Additionally, as an adjunct professor at the University of Western States, Dr. Nicole is actively involved in clinical research as a care provider in a headache study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Leisurely, she loves swimming, birding, gardening, and hiking.
Practicing since 2001, Dr. Shireesh Bhalerao uses an evidence-based philosophy to guide a broad scope of practice. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Western States teaching chiropractic and clinical science. Dr. Shireesh is also a board certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP). Additionally, with medical physicians as classmates, he recently completed his Masters of Clinical Research degree at Oregon Health and Science University. In this light, he has an interest in fostering an integrative approach to the management of injuries of the spine and extremities using a functional restorative approach.
Aside from spending time with his family, he enjoys playing golf and squash.
Dr. Cydney Keller earned her Doctor of Chiropractic at the University of Western States, graduating cum laude. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Puget Sound and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Western States.
In her thorough approach to musculoskeletal and holistic care, Dr. Cydney uses treatments including manual and instrument assisted adjustments, massage, pin and stretch, IASTM, kinesiology functional taping, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and cold, Eustachian tube therapy, and the Epley maneuver.
Dr. Cydney knows that pain is not always a sign of tissue damage, but often a learned “warning signal”, and strives to help patients reprogram the body and nervous system both in the treatment room and in daily activities.
She enjoys softball, yoga, hiking, and kayaking. Cydney habla Español.
Melissa Miesen is a licensed acupuncturist, a 2002 graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, a 1995 graduate of the Oregon School of Massage, and a third generation Oregonian.
The mission of Melissa's treatments is to provide thorough and integrative health care with rehabilitation and injury prevention modalities and to promote wellness, education, balance, and empowerment for each individual.
Melissa uses several modalities during her treatments: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, Master Tung's acupuncture, electrical stimulation acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, infrared heat and ice therapy. Prescription of herbal formulas, therapeutic exercises or Iyengar yoga poses are also standard in a treatment. Melissa specializes in deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) which may be applied during treatments to augment the acupuncture when needed. Melissa has extensive clinical experience treating such conditions as headaches, back pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, arthritis, anxiety, sleep disturbance, allergies, PMS, fertility, hypertension, gastrointestinal conditions, addictions, and autoimmune conditions.
Suzanne’s interest in the moving body began with her experience as a gymnast and dancer, and as a consequence, learning how to deal with injuries as such. After graduating from Muhlenberg College with her B.A. in Dance, her dance career was moderately side-tracked by injury. It was during this rehab experience that she realized she wanted to help other active people in their healing processes, and worked for several years in a physical therapy clinic helping to teach patients their home exercise program. She felt a strong affinity towards the modalities and philosophy of Chinese medicine, but continued to follow her passion for musculoskeletal injury rehab.
She received her Master's in Oriental Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, and went on to complete an apprenticeship in acupuncture for sports medicine. She is also adjunct clinical faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine. Clinically, she is interested in addressing muscle and joint pain, migraines, hormone and sleep issues that impact daily life.
Outside the clinic, she continues to enjoy dancing, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and sewing. Her husband and she are kept busy with their golden retriever and two cats.
Regina Chante, LMT, joined the Equilibrium team in September 2014. She offers a unique combination of healing modalities, including Acutonics tuning forks sound healing, Tui Na, CranioSacral Therapy, and Usui Reiki to activate the client’s inherent healing capacity.
Regina is a 2004 graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts. Her bodywork sessions are designed to help clients improve range of motion, increase blood and energy circulation, reduce overall stress, and support the body’s innate healing ability.
She loves being with her family, playing music, being outdoors, and good comedy.
Roseanna studied massage at the Nevada School of Massage Therapy. She joined the Equilibrium team in May 2017, adding prenatal, trigger point and cupping to our already growing pool of massage specialties.
Between her graduation and her time here, she traveled the world working on a cruise ship.
When she's not at Equilibrium, Roseanna enjoys tap dancing and playing with her ferret, Bruce.
Sydnee is a born and raised Oregonian and has been with Equilibrium since October 2017. She was inspired to become an LMT when she saw how the benefits of massage therapy helped her parents after their long days at work. She graduated with honors from Everest Institute with her LMT degree.
In her free time she enjoys fishing with her son, painting, and feeding the ducks at the lake.
Sam graduated from East West College in 2012. He received his Chiropractic Assistant certification in 2015 and joined the Equilibrium team in March 2016. He specializes in trigger point, deep tissue, myofascial release, Tui Na, and sports massage.
Each session with Sam is tailored to your specific needs, focusing on pain and stress relief. He also educates each patient on body mechanics and proper posture as to keep them healthy and pain free.
His spare time is spent hiking, biking, longboarding, cooking and going on adventures with his dog, Luna.
Kathy Prewitt M.Ed., LMT has been providing compassionate bodywork since graduating from the Oregon School of Massage in 2007. She specializes in various therapeutic treatments, including Swedish/Relaxation, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Sports Massage, Reflexology, and Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy. She has experience providing therapeutic bodywork for Olympic-bound athletes at the Olympic Track and Field Trials, for people in hospice care, for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation at OHSU, and for people in need of a safe, compassionate space for healing from chronic stress, pain, trauma, and PTSD.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, live music, photography, practicing qigong, and Shinrin-yoku ("forest bathing.”).
Brianne Stubbs, CA
Brianne joined Equilibrium in May 2017 as a Chiropractic Assistant. She is currently studying at East West College of Healing Arts to become an LMT. Once she accomplishes that goal, she wants to continue her education to study Chiropractic.
While working as a CA, one of her specialties is compression work.
When not working, Bri loves to watch Broadway musicals and college basketball.
Rabekah Ringbom, Practice Manager
Rabekah joined the Equilibrium team in September 2016. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University, a certification in Human Resource Management from UC Berkeley, and graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in September 2017 with a certification in health and life coaching.
Passionate about organization and empowering health and leadership, she serves as Practice Manager and Billing Coordinator and truly sees every interaction with Equilibrium clients as part of their journey in healing, from scheduling appointments to discussing benefits and finances.
Outside of Equilibrium, she enjoys cooking, gardening, seeing live music and dancing, taking personal and professional development courses, and travel.